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Petitioner: Estelle Griswold
Respondent: State of Connecticut
Venue: Supreme Court of the United States
Opinion of the Court: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

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Holding(s) and Disposition:

Held: A right to privacy can be inferred from several amendments [3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th] in the Bill of Rights, and this right prevents states from making the use of contraception by married couples illegal.
Connecticut statute invalidated by Overbreadth.

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Douglas Majority Opinion (Warren, Clark, Brennan, Goldberg)

Goldberg Concurrance (Warren, Brennan)

Harlan II concurring in judgement. Dissenting in reasoning. (alone)

White Concurrance (alone)

Black dissent (Stewart)

Stewart dissent (Black)

Full Recounting of Facts

Majority Full Argument